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nebbernoo
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Registered: ‎12-19-2011
Location: usa
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New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

I got an E420s less than 1 month ago. It has always been a bit slow on startup and sometimes when switching between windows and whatnot. I thought that it may be the millions of lenovo bloatware that came preloaded and for some reason there is over 100 processes running at all times. 

 

It really bothers me that this issue is going on and when I called lenovo tech support about it they blamed google chrome even though I told them this happens even without chrome open. 

 

This is really bothering me that my brand new laptop is worse than my old one, any help is more than welcome. Thanks! 

 

System: 

 

i5-2430M @ 2.40 GHz

Win 7 Pro 64-bit

8GB Ram

 

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Serge1410
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

hey nebbernoo,

welcome to the forums.

try this and after each once see if the performance improves

- Antivirus and Spyware scan
- defrag drive
- check in add/remove program and remove any software that is not needed






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nebbernoo
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

Hey Serge1410,

 

Thank you for the reply! I have Microsoft security essentials on with active protection to do a daily full scan. I have checked the add/remove programs and already removed what I dont want, that is what made me think about removing some of the lenovo stuff since there is like 20 programs on that list from here. I am currently running the defrag, but it only said 1% fragmented so I do not think that is the problem. 

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ColonelONeill
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

Also try updating all your drivers and choosing the Power Source Optimized power plan.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1090/695/1390, 22GB RAM, 500GB HDD, FHD screen
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nebbernoo
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

I always keep everything updated, both for windows and lenovo. 

 

What does the power source optimized power plan do? i remember reading something that avised against using it

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nebbernoo
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

does anyone have any opinions on which lenovo programs are safe to remove? or stop from loading on startup?
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JameZ
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

i5 with 8GB should run flawlessly without any hitches.

Create a factory restore disc then slot in a new HDD and restore it to factory settings and see if it works fine.

Maybe your HDD is failing or the HDD is plagued with viruses.

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ColonelONeill
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

You can go ahead and uninstall the things you don't think you'll need, like the corporate Intel stuff.

Keep these:
Hotkeys, Power Manager, Power Management driver, UltraNav, video drivers.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1090/695/1390, 22GB RAM, 500GB HDD, FHD screen
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stodulskim
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Registered: ‎11-17-2011
Location: Clonmel
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

Hi, I am currently experiencing the same issue. The e420s is about 3 weeks old and was running flawlessly at the start( its i5, win 7 pro and 4 GB ram, 320gb @ 7200rpm)All of sudden the booting time decreased critically, have to wait some time before Google chrome opens up, same for PDF files. Was thinking would it be helpful to upgrade the RAM memory to 8gb and installing the ssd harddrive. Since I own it I only installed the visual studio c. No other software other than this. Also running the Norton antivirus and no bugs discovered.Any help with this?? Thanks a lot

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JameZ
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Re: New E420s Running Slowly - Lenovo Bloat Removal?

Try uninstalling Norton and see if it helps.

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